The actual 'real' Dirt team staff are too lazy to go and ride bikes in 3000 degree heat in the desert, so we got 'Super Freelancer' Sven Martin to do all the hard work for us. Sven is originally from South Africa, so he loves the heat! Here's Part 1, the Outdoor Demo Day...

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

EC, the legend, fresh off a Jeep final against Minnaar with the 2009 Kyber.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Minnaar and Kathy discuss next year's team colors in next years Santa Cruz team trailer.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Today's conditions called for spikes, just like nearly every other race this year.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Troy Lee stepped up their soft goods line this year, heaps of new product. I think they just signed Rockwell too judging by there gloves.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Opening Pic #1. This sums up Vegas for you. Mentor to the future Stars, Yeti's and Colorados, Keith "Elvis" Darner shows us the new, now not so Proto Yeti 303 DH, available for test ride today.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Voreis puts a commuter pack horse to good use.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

XC, Road, Lycra, Tall, Fat, Skinny, thin, full face, open face, SPD, flats. There is no discrimination here in Vegas at Dirt Demo.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

Rennie is all business this year.

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Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

I hit jackpot tonight so treated some friends to some wine tonight. I ordered the wine 6th from the bottom.